Category: History

TV Series Recommendation: Lincoln: Divided We Stand (2021)

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts. -Abraham Lincoln- This six part series started on February 21st and ended… Continue Reading “TV Series Recommendation: Lincoln: Divided We Stand (2021)”

FYI: Looking Back at Past Olympics

The Olympic Games With the Tokyo Games postponed to 2021, I decided to look up past Olympics Games information.   The games have been postponed five other times, which were due to the World Wars in 1916, 1940 twice, and 1944 twice.  The country that… Continue Reading “FYI: Looking Back at Past Olympics”

TV Show Recommendation: Forged in Fire (2015-)

Executive Producers: Paul Hogan, Jaim Pasquarella, Shawn Witt, Simon Thomas, Steve Ascher, David George, Tim Healy, and Brent Montgomery Directors: Michael Pearlman and Alfonso Trinidad Host: Wil Willis Major Cast/Judges: J Neilson, David Baker, Doug Marcaida, Jason Knight (season 3 and 4), and Ben… Continue Reading “TV Show Recommendation: Forged in Fire (2015-)”

In the Order of Roman Kings, Roman Republic, and Roman Empire

Here’s a list of the Roman Kings, Republic, and Empire from 753 BC to 476 AD and the Byzantine Empire 330 to 1453 AD.  Romulus Augustulus was the last Western emperor.  The Eastern or Byzantine Empire fell in 1453 AD making Constantine XI its… Continue Reading “In the Order of Roman Kings, Roman Republic, and Roman Empire”

Documentary Recommendation: The Untold History of the United States (2012-2013)

Quote from The Untold History of the United State by Oliver Stone: “Americans, like people everywhere, are in thrall to their visions of the past, rarely realizing the extent to which their understanding of history shapes behavior in the here and now.  Historical understanding… Continue Reading “Documentary Recommendation: The Untold History of the United States (2012-2013)”

Netflix TV Series Recommendation: Hitler’s Circle of Evil (2018)

Quote from Hitler’s Circle of Evil: “If you wish the sympathy of the broad masses, you must tell them the crudest and most stupid things.” Executive Producers: Compton Ross and David McNab Directors: Simon Deeley, Matthew Hinchcliffe, Vicky Matthews, Guy Smith, Ashley Morris, and… Continue Reading “Netflix TV Series Recommendation: Hitler’s Circle of Evil (2018)”

Top Ten Deadliest Dictators from the Past

I’ve been on a huge history kick lately.  I’ve been watching movies based on historical incidents, shows with historical aspects, and reading various material out there with historical elements.  It’s easier to focus on the glaring downside of political leadership.  For example, dictators who… Continue Reading “Top Ten Deadliest Dictators from the Past”

Titanic: Artifact Exhibition

Quote from Eva Hart, Titanic Survivor: “And it wasn’t until we were in the lifeboat and rowing away, it wasn’t until then I realized that ship’s going to sink.  It hits me there.” There were no pictures allowed in the exhibit, but I will… Continue Reading “Titanic: Artifact Exhibition”

Three Book Recommendations: Erik Larson, Anne Frank, and Elie Wiesel

Although I’ve read only one of these bookings, I know someone who has read all three.  He said they are all great especially “In the Garden of Beasts” and “Night.”  It was too important for me to pass up not recommending them, given we… Continue Reading “Three Book Recommendations: Erik Larson, Anne Frank, and Elie Wiesel”

Ronald Reagan Library: Part 2

Communism in Soviet Union and East Germany World Leaders of the Past Tiny Part of the Berlin Wall Past is Much Like it is Today Continue to Reagan, Part 3

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